The Calaveras is now open at 949 Columbus Avenue, the former home of Fat Monk located between 106th and 107th Streets. It’s got “modern Mexican food”, with specialties like the Caleveras burger, which is “stuffed with Oaxaca cheese, topped with morita aioli, tomatoes, pickled red onion and watercress.” And the patio just opened. Here’s the menu.
West End Taqueria is about a week from opening on the corner of 96th Street and West End, the former home of Super Tacos. Thanks to Francesca for the tip.
Walgreens at 97th and Broadway is set to close on June 3, according to a sign on the window. Thanks to Robert and Sharon for the tips.
A new restaurant called Asset is opening on Columbus between 75th and 76th where Make used to be. It’s from the same owners as Tessa (Asset is Tessa backwards). “The menu will be ‘New American’ with lots of small plates, house made pastas, a variety of entrees, sides, desserts, etc,” wrote Patrick Duxbury of Tessa. “We have two levels of seating with a bar on each floor.” Main floor has a large bar, lounge area and seating for dining.” Upstairs there will be more seating and another smaller bar. In total there will be about 170 seats if you count the bars. “Eventually we will have an outdoor café with an additional 20 or seats.” They’re hoping to open in June. Thanks to Lisa for the tip.
Master Tailor has opened at 77 West 85th Street. Thanks to Adam for the tip.
Renzo Gracie Martial Arts Academy opened a few weeks ago in the subcellar at 246 Columbus Avenue. “At Renzo Gracie UWS, we teach Jiu-Jitsu and self-defence under a proven method used by the Gracie Family for over 100 years,” they tell us. “Our goal is to empower women, men and kids alike, giving them the tools to live a life full of confidence, and unleash their full potential on and off the mats.”
Upper West Cuts barber shop has reopened next to West Side Market on Broadway between 98th and 97th after a prolonged closure. Karen tells us there’s new ownership.